There are so few covers for the Nook HD. Most manufacturers seem to be concentrating on the other 7" ereader/tablet devices.
This cover by Poetic is, in my opinion, one of the best Nook HD 7" covers available at the time of this writing. For a very low introductory price (6.95) with free shipping, how can you go wrong? The case has a magnetic cover so it doesn't flap when held upside down. No problems with the folding cover when viewing in landscape position to watch a movie. The case has a sturdy feel to it and a nice texture to the cover while maintaining the nooks slim profile. All ports are accessible. Cover folds back flat for book reading. I purchased the cover in white w/black trim. I think it looks fantastic with my white nook. There is a silver, metallic "Poetic" branding on the front of the cover. I think I would have prefered a more demure embossed logo, but it doesn't look too bad. One thing to note: the interior microfiber is a dark grey. The pictures show it as being color coordinated with the cover color, but mine is a dark grey. It would have been a nice additional touch if the microfiber matched the cover color, but it's not a deal breaker. I'll be ordering another color in either the red or magenta so I can switch them out. So many colors to choose from!
The case has has a plastic base that clips on over the body of the Nook HD. This helps to make the fit very snug while adding very little to the depth of the device. There are cut out for the volume rocker, headphone jack and for the power button. The bottom of the case is left mostly open for access to the micro sdcard, proprietary port and microphone hole. There are also two holes for the speakers on the back.
The plastic case is covered with a faux leather type material. This allows for a relatively tacky area so the device will not slip out of your hand. This material also covers the front of the device protecting the screen of the Nook HD. On the inside of the front cover is a soft velvet like material that is nice and soft preventing scratches on the screen. The front cover can also be tri-folded behind the device to act as a stand for the tablet. This occurs in landscape mode allowing for a decent angle to watch movies or other videos. It does not provide any support in the portrait mode though so it will not help with reading books.
The front cover clicks in to place with the back . . .
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I was surprised at the quality of this case when I received it for review. So many cases I've seen in this price range are made from polyurethane. For around the same price as those polyurethane cases, Bear Motion makes this genuine leather case for your Nexus 7. Remarkably, leather also lines the inside of the case!
The leather has a nice supple feeling to it.
The Nexus 7 slips inside the case and is secured in place by a leather flap that wraps around the edge and tucks in behind the tablet. This flap is further secured with velcro. . .
I have the same (but larger) case for my iPad. I purchased this case for my new Nexus 7 based on my satisfaction of the iPad case. The Nexus 7 case fits like a glove and is of same high quality as the iPad case. It even puts the Nexus 7 into sleep mode when closed, just like the iPad. The Android OS does not rotate any of the home screens to landscape orientation (remains in portrait orientation) and the case does not self stand in that orientation, but luckily I rarely use portrait orientation so this is not an issue for me.
HP has finally joined the seven inch market with their announcement of their new 7 inch tablet. HP said the 7 inch - HP Slate will be only $169.00 and according to their website it will become available on May. The Slate tablet will have the following specs:
- 1.6 GHz ARM CORTEx A9 Processor
- Android 4.1
- 3.0 MegaPixel Camera - Rear
- VGA Front Camera
- Beats Audio
- HP ePrint App - On the go printing.
Asus FonePad is a seven inch tablet that also has the ability to call. In perspective it is a big smart phone. The FonePad is powered by Android 4.1 equipped with a 3g chip. The device looks incredibly similar to the Nexus 7. The device is equipped with Intel's new processor - Atom Z2420. Although it sports a new processor, the Ghz power is clocked at only 1.2, which isn't very impressive for a tablet.
A few other specs about the device are the following:
- 1280 x 800 Display
- 8/16 Gb with Expandable Memory with MicroSd Cards
- 3 MegaPixel Camera
- 720p Video Camera
The device will be available in March for the price of $286 for the 8Gb version.
- The Targus Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for Tablets features an integrated ergonomic tilt to provide added comfort and avoid strain while typing
- The keys provide tactile feedback to the user to help improve typing accuracy and speed.
- The Bluetooth wireless technology provides a clean, cable free workspace and quickly syncs to your tablet for immediate use
- The keyboard features up to 7 months of battery life and includes a low power indicator light to let the user know when the battery is running low
- Designed in black to match the front of most tablets, this keyboard is comfortable yet compact; sized for convenient travel
- The keyboard supports tablets running iOS, Windows and Android operating systems.
- Unit Dimensions: 0.70 inch H x 11.35 inch L x 4.85 inch W
Pros: Light weight, compact, full sized keys, iPad specific functions, easy setup, black color, mechanical sliding power button, great value.
Cons: Flexes in center, power switch on top (instead of bottom).
As "magical" as the iPad is, to be really productive with it you are going to need a keyboard. You'll probably gravitate to one of three solutions: Apple's iPad Dock with Keyboard, Apple's Bluetooth Keyboard, or this Targus bluetooth iPad keyboard. I have extensive experience with the former and will address them briefly before reviewing the Targus.
Apple's iPad Keyboard Dock: This works well enough for the 1st generation iPad, but it suffers from two serious deficiencies. First, it has a stand built into it, making it less portable, and allowing only portrait mode (which is lame for email), while not allowing for an iPad case (not even the thin Apple case). Second, though it works well with the 1st gen iPad, it is extremely difficult to get a 2nd gen iPad mounted on the stand; the curved back makes inserting the dock connector into the iPad 2 frustrating, at best. . . .
First, the technicals on my side : I tested this keyboard with a first generation iPad, 32gb, WiFi/3g model. I used it on the notepad and playing a NYT crossword puzzle. I also used it to navigate around my device.
Stated plainly, this is a great product and really enhanced the iPad's usability. I highly recommend this iPad accessory.
The Set-up / Pairing the Keyboard to the iPad - It was VERY simple to set up and the four step directions were clear and easy to follow. Using the directions, the keyboard was quickly paired via BlueTooth to the iPad in, literally, just a few minutes - and that's from opening the packaging to actually using the keyboard. Nice!
1. Super easy and fast set-up. All you need is a pen to depress the pairing button on the back of the keyboard ( onetime, on initial discovery only ).
2. The keyboard really does have a great feel to it. The keys are good sized and have a genuine tactile feedback. Typing is easy and hand/finger placement feels natural. . . .
Earlier today, Samsung announced that they have been working on creating a Galaxy Note 8.0. They announced that the device will start to become available between the months of April through July.
Nothing else has been confirmed.
- 7' Capacitive 5 Point Multi-Touch Screen (800x480)
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- ARM Cortex-A8 1.2GHz Processor
- 512MB DDR3 RAM, 8GB Internal Memory
- Front Facing 1.3MP Camera
This little tablet delivers! I had Visual Land's first tablet, the Connect, which worked great for what I wanted to use it for, but wasn't very keen on the way it looked. Their newest tablet has the same guts but with a nip/tuck job that made it much better looking. And this time it's got Android 4.0 under the hood to boot! So I gave the Connect to my sister and bought this one for myself! :D
- E-book/Comic Book Reading
- Addictive Games (GLWG, Fruit Ninja, Heaven & Hell, etc.)
- Skype/Video Calling
- Portable HD Video Player / YouTube
- Android 4.0
- Slim, Portable Size
- HDMI Out
- 8GB Storage
- Multiple Colors
- Decent Battery Life
- No Google Play
- No Bluetooth
The Prestige 7 weighs in at 298g (10.5oz), 19cm x 12cm x 1cm (7.5' x 4.7' x 0.4'). It has a 7 inch, 800×480 screen (16:9 widescreen ratio), with 5 point capacitive mutli-touch.
The tablet has 8GB of on-board storage, and is expandable through a microSD slot (will support up to 32GB). An A8 1.2GHz processor, 512 MB RAM.
It has the usual array of power button and volume rocker, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, Mini USB (through which you can charge when connected to a computer, send data from your computer, or with the provided cable add a USB peripheral such as a flash drive), HDMI out port (you will need an HDMI C type cable), and the port for your wall charger. A speaker on the back, and a 1.3Mp front facing camera (no back camera) finish off the tablet nicely.
This little tablet runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it is `vanilla'. (No pun intended, but that is the term for an unmodified Operating System) As such, its software really does not set it apart. It does not have access to the Google market (play store), Perhaps in the future, that can be changed, but for the present, Amazon, GetJar, and . . .
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
- 7-inch Multitouch Screen (1024 x 600)
- 8GB Internal Memory; microSD expansion up to 32GB
- Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0
- 1GHz Dual-Core Processor; 1GB RAM
I just bought this tablet today (03 February 2013). For starters the deep red color is fantastic. I am pleased with the easy to use applications. It runs pretty fast. I upgraded to the 32GB memory. I am sure this information will not help anyone. However the main purpose for this purchase was to have a decent priced tablet that I can use for school. I will follow up further information by the end of the month.
Ok ladies and gentlemen, it is now 11Feb2013 and I have pretty much had this beautifully awesome device close to 2 weeks now. As previously stated I have upgraded the memory card to a 32GB card. I am attending college and majoring in networking. I have downloaded all of my textboks to my device, a couple of hundred songs, alot of pictures, plus technical videos were downloaded to it. As of right now I have not witnessed any lack in performance while running multiple applications. Downloading and uploading speeds are fast. Overall I am really impressed. I believe it should have had a built in flash for the camera. But other than that I am very satisfied with my purchase. I will finalize my review by the end of the month.
I ordered this last night and received it this morning at 10 am. I am over the top ecstatic with this purchase!! I could actually jump through this screen and shout "BUY ME" to everyone out there. I am a huge Samsung fan anyways, but this little guy takes the cake! Besides for the awesome color it came in and the lovely cover that came with it, I must say it does everything it says it will do and then some. While I realize Ive had it a whole hour and fifteen minutes, I'm in love! It runs at lightening speed, plays and streams video & TV, music player wonderful and the camera amazing. Quality of the camera is not to bad! (well write more later when I use it more) I'm going to get a larger SD card for more room obviously, but for right now: totally happy! Even though it's only 7" screen, I really like it. It will fit well and not be bulky in my purse or my backpack for college. I know I'm rambling, but I'm just so excited with this purchase. Thank you Amazon!!
- Android 4.0 OS, CPU:1.2GHZ(cortex A8), Support for hardware OpenGL 2.0 3D graphics
- 512MB DDR3 RAM, built-in 4GB memory, Support Micro SD card to expand memory upto 32GB
- 5 point Capacitive 7" touchsreen, 800*480 Resolution; 0.3 Mega Pixels camera.
- Warranty: 30-day money back & 1-year guarantee!
- BEST SELLING 7 INCH ANDROID 4.0 WITH MOST STABLE QUALITY!
This product arrived one day before the expected delivery date. I was impressed that this item ships fully charged and ready to use right out of the box. I am still getting used to the ice cream sandwhich system because I currently use honeycomb on my android phone. I have noticed the battery life is kind of short on this item but that is to be expected with the price we paid for this item. This product is light and does not feel cheaply made. The wifi works great if I am using my home network or my phone as a hotspot. The system seems to respond well so far and plays flash videos very quickly. I am very happy with this product and I will be buying two more of these units for my children because I am sure once they touch it they will want it. I will update this review once I try the hdmi port and other features.
I just recv'd my new toy....7" Android 4.0 OS tablet and keyboard protector case. This little device is worth every penny....<$100 for the tablet itself and a for a few xtra bucks, a really decent keyboard which attaches to the small adaptor included with the tablet. I also purchased screen protectors and an xtra micro SD card. I recv'd all of these items on the same day, well before the anticipated delivery date. I didn't expect to get these before the holiday, but to my great pleasure, everything came Mon. 7/2/12. I've been hard-pressed to put it down! I did alooot of research re: tablets and I came back to Amazon.com. I've been an Amazon customer for some time and I can honestly say that I've never had a bad experience with Amazon. I've gotten all my orders delivered timely and efficiently, and always intact. As far as the tablet goes, it's very user friendly, nice and slim to handle . . .